The last time we checked in, we had a couple of exciting Masters 1000 tournaments. This time we got to see several smaller tournaments and much more.
If you weren’t able to keep up with everything going on, we’ve got your back. Below are the tournament news/results, top headlines, and spotlight story from the last few weeks!
Although it might not have been the biggest two weeks of tennis, a lot of players got some good practice for the upcoming French Open.
Singles: (1) Novak Djokovic defeated (Q) Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2021 Belgrade Open 2.
Story: Although there wasn’t much competition in the draw of the 2nd 2021 Belgrade Open, Novak Djokovic would use the tournament as a solid tune-up for the 2021 French Open. He would only drop one set en route to the championship and would look to be in pretty good condition headed into the 2nd Grand Slam of the year.
Doubles: Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski defeated Andre Goransson and Rafael Matos 6-4, 6-1 to claim the title.
Singles: (4) Paula Badosa defeated Ana Konjuh 6-2, 2-0 (ret) to win the 2021 WTA Belgrade Open 2.
Story: The fourth-seeded Paula Badosa wouldn’t drop a single set as she cruised to a championship victory. Much like the men’s event, not a lot could be made of this tournament other than a solid showing from the champion headed into the 2021 French Open.
Doubles: (4) Aleksandra Krunic and Nina Stojanovic defeated Greet Minnen and Alison Van Uytvanck 6-0, 6-2 to win the title.
Following the slew of smaller tournaments this past couple of weeks, both tours will set their eyes on one of the biggest tournaments of the year at Roland Garros.
Here is a list of the upcoming pro tennis tournaments. If you’d like to read more about these tournaments, click on the links below.
Here are our top 10 biggest stories from around the tennis world over the past two weeks.
After several years of debate, Hawk-Eye Live Electronic Line Calling is going to be taking a large step in the right direction this year with its use at the US Open and several prior tournaments.
After this year’s Australian Open became the first Grand Slam in history to be played without line judges, the US Open, Atlanta Open, Citi Open, Toronto Open, Montreal Open, Western & Southern Open, Winston-Salem Open, and Tennis in the Land Open have announced they will be doing the same.
Although it might be controversial in some corners of the tennis community, most people would agree that consistently accurate line calling was long overdue.
If you would like to read the original piece, make sure to check out this article by Sport Techie.
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